Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney’s film Paper Man originally premiered last year to at LA Film Festival where it was loved, cherished, and left without a home until now. It has finally worked its way to the public and will be released in select theaters April 23rd (yay).
The film is comedic drama about Richard, a novelist (Jeff Daniels) who has had an imaginary friend Captain Excellent (Ryan Reynolds) since he was 8-years-old. While his wife (Lisa Kudrow) is away, he attempts to make a real life friend with a 17-year-old kindred soul (Emma Stone) whose boyfriend (Hunter Parrish) treats her like shit and her only friend (Kieran Culkin) is more like a stalker than someone she can rely on. Both have their own demons to overcome but are able to do so with the film of one another. The film is sweet and charming with a darkly comedic edge.
Watch the trailer and find out more about the film below…
Paper Man is an inspirational comedic drama about an unlikely friendship between Richard (Jeff Daniels), a failed middle-aged novelist who has never quite grown up and Abby (Emma Stone), a 17-year-old girl whose role in a family tragedy years earlier has stolen away her youth. Both are unsure, both are afraid to take firm steps forward, and both are looking for that special friend—that connection—to help guide them into the future. Since his childhood, Richard has mostly relied on the imaginary one that resides in his head—a costumed superhero known as Captain Excellent (Ryan Reynolds).
At the urging of his wife Claire (Lisa Kudrow), Richard has moved to a Long Island beach community for the winter season in order to overcome his writer’s block. There, Richard meets Abby and hires her as a weekly babysitter, even though he has no children. Their tenuous, new friendship is sparked by Richard’s awe over Abby’s homemade soup and Abby’s enjoyment of Richard’s writing and his attempts at Origami. As the season progresses and the warm, quirky friendship between Richard and Abby grows, the two begin to share with each other their dreams and life hardships. With the coming of spring, Richard and Abby discover there comes a time to let go of the imaginary friends of the past and to embrace the future as a new beginning—just as one would embrace a new and unique friendship.
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